feodary

noun
feo·​da·​ry | \ ˈfyüdərē \
plural -es

Definition of feodary

1a : a feudal tenant : vassal
2 : an officer of the ancient English Court of Wards appointed to receive rents
3 [influenced in meaning by Latin foeder-, foedus league] obsolete : confederate, accomplice
4 [Middle English, from Medieval Latin feodarium, from feodum + Latin -arium -ary] : a book compiling the details of feudal duties and services

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History and Etymology for feodary

Middle English, from Medieval Latin feodarius, from feodum + Latin -arius -ary

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“Feodary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feodary. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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